Liverpool are second in the table after a well-deserved home win on matchday 22 of the Premier League.
The team of German coach Jürgen Klopp clearly won 3-0 (1-0) in front of their home crowd against newly promoted FC Brentford from London.
Fabinho (44th minute) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (69th), each with a header, as well as substitute Takumi Minamino (77th) scored in Anfield for the superior Klopp team, in which the offensive stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané because of their participation in the Africa Cup were missing.
The win saw Liverpool move from second place to Chelsea, who lost 1-0 to leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
As the first City pursuers, the Reds are eleven points behind the defending champions. However, they played one game less than Man City due to a game being postponed.
During the game, former Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez was greeted with chants at Anfield stadium. The Spaniard, who coached the club from 2004 to 2010 and won the Champions League with him, was on leave from rival Everton.